We’ve been told that Iceland is very scenic and beautiful, so we looked forward to the drive to see as many waterfalls as we could.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Google Maps: Þórsmerkurvegur, Iceland

Car GPS: Seljalandsfloss

After you park your car, you’ll see this waterfall. At a distance, it doesn’t look very impressive since there are pockets of waterfall missing. Don’t be fooled.

enjoying the view on my private bench

This “small” waterfall is accessible by walking up a wooden staircase. You can actually walk behind the waterfall. The area in the middle behind the waterfall is all natural rock. It does get slippery, so be careful and wear the appropriate shoes. I wore a pair of boots I bought off Amazon, which were not waterproof so I do not recommend it (I bought Anhu hiking boots after this trip to be better prepared for future hikes).

Without the proper footwear, you can still see how amazing the waterfall is.

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at a comfortable distance

And the view is great if you stay outside the “splash” zone.

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onward across the bridge!

First time walking behind a waterfall! Pretty cool but definitely slippery!

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winnie on the edge for this photo

Pretty cool, eh? 🙂

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muddy grounds

My favorite photo–a silhouette!


A short drive away is our next waterfall vista. Along the drive, we saw wide open grassy areas… and cute homes.

looks so serene

Skogafoss Waterfall

Google Maps: Skógafoss, Iceland

Car GPS: Skogafoss

We saw this along the way to the Black Sand Beach and had to stop by. The waterfall is much bigger than Seljalandsfoss. There was a long walkway up on both sides but we did not climb up (since we didn’t have enough time).

gets colder with every step

Travel Date: September 2016
Location: South Iceland

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